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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

Words in the News Quiz
5 High School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Hemoglobin

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.


2. Tempestuous

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

Tumultuous; stormy.


3. Enfranchise

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.


4. Reciprocal

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Playfully jocular; humorous

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.


5. Gerrymander

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.


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